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Must Have Back to School Check Ups

When you have kids, you know there’s always something going on. If it isn’t a school event, then there is an after-school happening, or a party they’ve been invited to. Weekdays are busy, and weekends seem to be filled to the brim with activities, too.

When the time comes for your little ones to be enrolled in school, you should be aware of some must-have back to school checkups. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Schedule the Checkup Before School Starts

Ensure that your child is properly registered in their school and that all health information is complete and submitted. Usually there are mandatory forms to return before the school session starts, and doctor visits, if needed, should be scheduled at this time as well.

The school will want to know any family history of diseases or illnesses. Any facts about your child’s health including broken bones, surgeries, or allergies are very important to include on health forms.

Your school will require that you are aware of their policies concerning health tips for kids. They may seem a little daunting, but every school wants to ensure your child is well cared for when they are there. If paperwork needs to be filled out and returned, then do it right away.

All immunizations will be required in order for your child to attend school. Additional things such as flu shots may also be required. You will want to schedule a doctor visit early to ensure your child is up to date on all vaccines.

Requirements During the School Year

If your child has allergies, you will want to make sure their prescription medications are deposited with the school nurse. Allergy medicine for kids should always be close by and should be something your school is well informed about.

There are most likely official permission forms for you to complete which allow school professionals to give your child medication in the event of an emergency. Make sure these are returned in time for school to start.

If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes, there will be ongoing medication for them to take daily. These will be stored in the nurse’s office for safekeeping.

Feel Comfortable Discussing Children Health Issues with Your Doctor

Never be afraid to ask questions. If you have even the smallest concern, let your doctor know what that is. Your health questions are always welcome and will ensure that you feel better when it comes time to send your kids to school.

Posted in Blog on April 19th, 2016